Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fat-Rat Mid-Week Check-In

Hello Fat-Ratters!  Welcome to the Pack!

For this week, I have in fact been keeping up with my Physical Activity challenge.  I did envoke the 5 minute rule on Tuesday, and got up to about 10 minutes before deciding stopping was ok.  However, so far for the week, I have rocked out 1540 PA Cals!!

Eating this week has been good, but I did have a little set back in the form of the Bagel-monster. We had a baby shower breakfast at work on Tuesday. They brought in bagels and lox and bear claws and cakes; all from this awesome Portuguese bakery. I went a little nuts. I had one bear claw, two bagels with lox and a small piece of cake. SO BAD. However, after that binge, I didn't eat lunch and had a pretty modest dinner. Now that I think of it, I bet this is why my fitness was so poor this day too. Bread is the enemy man.

Upcoming Challenges:  I have a work dinner tonight that undoubtedly will involve some heavy dinner choices and drinking.  It will also severely limit my chances of getting in a strong workout.
To counter this, I think I am just going to do a bit of walking at lunch today.  I have some walking pals at work, and they are just going to have to come with me and have a laugh.

Had an RMR test yesterday.  Anyone ever do this?  RMR is Resting Metabolic Rate.  Basically, it tests how many calories your body will burn in a day if you did nothing.  For me, that is 1800 Calories.  For my height, weight and age, this is about where I should be.  It is comforting to know that I do not have a slow metabolism.  That is just one more invisible enemy less that I have to fight!

I hope you are all having a rockin' week.  Please let me know how you are all doing this week with your progress!


  1. It sounds like work-related events keep throwing up roadblocks for you. Maybe you can sip some club soda with lime instead of a drink with alcohol or maybe order a glass of wine. It takes longer to drink because you tend to sip and wine is lower in calories.

    I like you strategy of planning ahead and getting in a walk during the work day.

  2. the workplace can definitely be hard. it's great that you just didn't throw the whole day away because you had the big breakfast.
    walking at lunch is a great idea!
    what does an RMR test involve?

  3. I've never heard of RMR tests. How is it done? I've read that it's such a rarity to have a low metabolism, not meaning it doesn't happen, just that it's not nearly as common as the public seem to think (or blame their weight problems on). I'd be interested to see what my own RMR would be and read more about the studies behind it and actually how accurate it is.

    Gosh, I sound like such a nerd!

  4. What are PA calories? I feel like a dork but I can't figure it out. Glad you were able to move past your bread binge and not think it meant a free license for the day! :) Good job!

  5. Well aren't you Miss Achievement! :o))